Skillset Schism Leading to Slow Adoption of BI Analytical Tools
Analytical tools should be easy to use for the employees. It should have a non-intrusive presence, being there whenever it is needed. If possible, an opinion should be taken from end-users for design elements. After all, it is the end-users for which the interface is being built, and listening to their ideas to be incorporated increases the chances of adoption. The analytical tool should quickly become a part of an employees’ existing work structure, and enhance their work experience through efficient management of the existing workload.
Relay Decision Making to End-users
The end-users determine the success of a tool, therefore their opinion needs to be incorporated as early as possible. Users need to be enabled with the power to share an opinion on various parameters, report glitches and suggest improvements. The tool must be prepared in a way to easily switch between various use cases, such as revenue growth vs market share valuation, and report actions as well as expected results easily to the user.
Enterprises need to do a bit of soft launching, perhaps within departments, before adopting a tool in an operational framework. This can point out flaws in a simulated and controlled environment. It is also important to know the context, purpose and targeted objective from an analytical tool and not implement it arbitrarily. After all, the weapon is as good as the wielder, and these solutions can only prove to be worth the effort if they are guided by a strong vision and quantifiable goals. Once these goals are achieved, the organization’s culture gradually makes a transition towards being adoptive towards cutting-edge solutions that optimize productivity while reducing efforts and costs, the ultimate goal for any enterprise functioning in the current competitive business ecosystem.